ERIC Number: ED072838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Young Child Learns: A Guide for Four-Year-Olds.
Corpus Christi Independent School District, TX.
The purpose of this teaching guide is to orient preschool teachers to the unique needs and abilities of the four-year-old child and to offer a suggested program of pre-kindergarten activities. Specific capabilities characteristic of the four-year-old are listed, followed by the scope of the preschool program in the areas of cognitive development, language development, personal and social development, creative thinking, and motor skills. A daily schedule and suggestions for room arrangement are also presented. Specific activities are grouped under the headings: (1) living together--block center, water play, sand play, woodworking center, housekeeping center; (2) enjoying foods--peeling vegetables, applesauce, party food, popping corn, ice cream, oranges or lemons, peas, whipping cream, concentrated foods, flour tortillas; (3) art activities; (4) recreation--walking, crawling, jumping, climbing and running, wheel toys, digging and gardening, whole body movements, parts of body movements, eye motor coordination, auditory visual matching; (5) new experiences--bathing the baby, playing store, doll's birthday party, beauty shop, playing doctor and nurse, playing school, sewing, shaving, going places, train games; (6) interesting discoveries--self-awareness, animals, plants, air, sound; (7) now and then--Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter; (8) guiding the teacher--classroom organization, parent meetings, additional enrichment, supplementary materials, bibliography. Instructions are given in both Spanish and English for most activities. (KM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Design, Cognitive Development, Creative Activities, Early Childhood Education, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Activities, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Social Development, Teaching Guides
Corpus Christi Public Schools, Corpus Christi, Texas ($4.41)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corpus Christi Independent School District, TX.